Remember the Baby Boomer “downsizing” trend? Well, recently we’ve noticed a bit of a reversal. Those same buyers are coming back and now want more space! So what happened? The biggest reason they give is “Room for grand kids to come and visit!” That 1800 SqFt single-level works fine for just the two of them, but add overnight visitors, and there is too much chaos and lack of privacy – especially with kids. So they need more space where friends and family can come and stay, which means an extra bedroom or two, and at least another full bath.
Some of these buyers are looking for larger homes where they can live in the country, but still be close to city amenities – easy access to shopping, services, and good schools. They miss the yard space with play area for the grand kids, gardening, and private outdoor relaxation. Brush Prairie/Hockinson is a great area where we regularly find homes that meet this criteria.
Hockinson has all the amenities of a rural area – rolling hillsides, tracts of timber land, and large horse pastures. Yet, it is within easy driving distance of metropolitan amenities, including Portland International Airport right across the Columbia River. Combine privacy with the diversity of views, and you have a very popular area for homesites with nature as neighbors. This area is in the highly desirable Hockinson School District.
Here is a quick market summary of view homes with acreage in Hockinson:
27 Active Listings – $439,950 to $1,550,000
Average SQFT – 3,476
Average $/SQFT – $195
12 Pending – $425,000 to $1,149,000
Average SQFT- 3,413
Average $/SQFT – $197
20 Sold in last 3 Mos – $415,000 to $1,195,000
Average SQFT – 3,173
Average $/SQFT – $189
Median Days on Market – 34. Homes are selling quickly in Hockinson!
If you are thinking of selling your home in Hockinson, call us for a free pricing analysis. If you are looking for a home to buy, start your search for ViewHomes™ of Clark County here.